The IR is an active specialty within the broad scope of optical sciences and engineering. In Applied Optics papers are published dealing with such diverse topics as basic concepts in IR technology, including emissivity, and the theory of IR detection mechanisms as well as the development of novel instruments used for IR applications. In this feature four papers are presented dealing with recent developments in the IR.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 16, 1996
Published: November 1, 1996
Marija Strojnik Scholl, "Infrared photonic science and technology feature: introduction," Appl. Opt. 35, 6109-6109 (1996)